California’s Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010
California’s Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 requires certain large retailers to provide increased visibility into their efforts to address the global issues of slavery and human trafficking so that consumers are able to make more informed choices regarding their purchasing decisions.
Pep Boys is dedicated to conducting its business in an ethical and legal manner. We expect all our associates and suppliers to abide by our Code of Ethics and Business Conduct, and associates in the supply chain receive annual awareness training on our Code. We also provide several means of anonymously reporting violations of our Code or laws.
Our direct manufactures and vendors undergo a vetting process by Pep Boys personal prior to be accepted as a Pep Boys partner. In addition, each category of merchandise we sell is reviewed on an annual basis to determine if we are continuing to partner with the right companies. While these activities are formally conducted annually, we work closely with all vendors and manufactures on a daily basis to ensure continued success of the relationship. These interactions frequently include visits by various supply chain personnel. At this time, however, we have determined that there is no need for additional verification or a third party audit.
Our direct manufacturers and vendors are contractually obligated to comply with all laws, rules and regulations applicable to the vendor or manufacturer – no exceptions. Pep Boys has the right to terminate any relationship with a vendor who it believes to be in violation of such laws, including those related to trafficking and human slavery.